Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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sledder riding fields of fresh powder in Valemount backcountry.
Valemount, BC

Valemount giveth white gold

Hard against the Rocky, Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges is the village of Valemount and one of B.C.’s richest mines for white gold.

by Kirsten Armleder
SHOT electric starter system for Ski-Doo.
Gear

SHOT, REV Gen4 expansion and cMotion come into play with Ski-Doo’s new 2018 snowmobile lineup

SHOT, REV Gen4 expansion and cMotion come into play with Ski-Doo’s new 2018 snowmobile lineup

by Kirsten Armleder
Brock Hoyer soars through the air during the Revelstoke snow bike races.
Ride On!

Freestyle, endurocross—what’s next? Snow bike star Brock Hoyer says the sky’s the limit

SnoRiders catches up with Brock Hoyer to talk about winning X Games and the future of the sport.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

Long-term CKX Titan Snowmobile Helmet test

Three months in the CKX Titan Snowmobile Helmet and here's what our gear testers think.

by Kirsten Armleder
Jason Ribi lays down fresh tracks in Sicamous.
Sicamous, BC

The secret’s out and Sicamous reigns supreme

Find out why snowmobilers are flocking by the thousands to the once-sleepy village of Sicamous, B.C.

by Kirsten Armleder
Events, Whitecourt, AB

2017 Golden Triangle Poker Rallies

Attend one of these poker rallies to experience central Alberta's Golden Triangle trail system.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

3 products to make loading and unloading a snowmobile easier

Here are three products from the Canadian-based leader in this department, Bowdriks Industries.

by Kirsten Armleder
Brock Hoyer taking the gold medal at first ever snow bike race at Winter X Games.
XRiders

Western Canadians bring home medals from 2017 Winter X Games

Brock Hoyer, Cody Matechuk and Brett Turcotte are bringing home medals from the 2017 Winter X Games.

by Kirsten Armleder
Whitecourt, AB

2017 marks 37 years of organized snowmobiling in Whitecourt, Alberta

The sled scene has prospered thanks to the work of the Whitecourt Trailblazers

by Kirsten Armleder
Billy Stevens snowmobiling with the sunset behind him.
SledLife, Nelson and Kaslo, BC

Billy Stevens is a legacy of the lens

The grandson of professional Nelson photographer Art Stevens is bringing his family legacy into the snowmobile world.

by Kirsten Armleder
Riding in Whiteshell Provincial Park with a small kid.
SledLife, Whiteshell Provincial Park, MB

Different strokes for the same folks

Enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends is at the root of every snowmobiler’s ride.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown

Sicamous, B.C., wins SledTown ShowDown

It’s a new year and we have a new winner—Sicamous, B.C., is your 2017 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler on a black sled going around a corner on a trail.
SledLife, Central Manitoba

Our cover photo for Winter 2016-2017

Reflections on the sport and the story behind the cover photo for SnoRiders magazine's winter 2016-2017 issue.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

2017 Lily Collection jacket and bib from Divas SnowGear

The Lily Collection Jacket and Bib from Divas SnowGear are brand new for 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
A group of snowmobilers on bc mountains.
British Columbia

Top 10 best places to snowmobile in B.C.

SnoRiders presents a list of the top 10 best places to go snowmobiling in B.C.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown final round image
SledTown ShowDown

Sicamous versus Yorkton in the final round of SledTown ShowDown

Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and Sicamous, British Columbia, are locked into the final battle of SledTown supremacy.

by Kirsten Armleder